From the Broadway Musical "On Your Toes"
(Music: Richard Rodgers / Lyrics: Lorenz Hart)
Guy Stanion (Broadway Production) - 1936
Ruby Newman & His Orch. (vocal: Buddy Clark) - 1936
Joshua Shelley (Broadway Revival) - 1954
Michael Vita (Broadway Revival) - 1983
Also recorded by: Ambrosian Chorus; John Alcorn.
Horace was a poet who adored the night
In his verse he always underscored the night
I recall what Horace said in Latin
"Never make your love affair a matinee"
Wait till after dark for the classic spark
Quiet night, and all around
The calm and balmy weather
Quiet night, no other sound
But hearts that beat together
You can almost hear the things I'm thinking
You can almost see my heart take flight
Whisper low, but don't say "No"
It's such a quiet night
(Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2018)